Monthly Archives: January 2015

5 reasons to consider a career in the digital sector

Scarlett WilsonScarlett Wilson is a Keele University graduate and is currently working as a Digital Marketing Executive for Bubble Jobs – a niche digital jobs board that specialises in advertising digital, e-commerce, media and marketing jobs. In this post she outlines how she got into the sector and some of the reasons she thinks it’s great.

When I was in my final year at Keele University I found myself a little lost – I knew I was interested in marketing because of my extra-curricular activities and work experience but I wasn’t sure of my options. I had a look around and saw that the digital industry had loads of potential Continue reading

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Employer Panel at Leeds Student Education Conference 2015 #SEC4

Great hall jan 2015On 8th and 9th January, the University of Leeds held its annual student education conference.  This included a question and answer session with employers on Friday afternoon. In this post, we’ve summarised some of the key messages that came out of this.

The panel was made up of Dan Crow (CTO, Songkick) Tom Riordan (CEO, Leeds City Council), Lieran Docherty (Regional Manager, Together Women Project), Jen Williams (Associate Director, TeachFirst), and Claire Adams (Relationship Manager, Association of Graduate Recruiters). Continue reading

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How I got my job: HR Graduate scheme

HessieHessie Coleman has recently graduated from the University of Leeds with BA German & International Relations (Joint Honours). She is currently in her first placement on Centricas HR graduate scheme which she was offered a place on after completing their Summer Programme.

When you think of doing a 10 week HR internship with a Top 30-FTSE 100 company over the summer, do you expect to spend your second day on the job taking the corporate card to Hamleys to organise some fun and games for the monthly office beer and pizza night? No? I didn’t either! But between that, being given the chance to take responsibility for various projects (including keeping on top of headcount/budget information, managing an office move and supporting the development of the office culture), amazing development opportunities and a whole lot of fun, I got more than I expected from my summer internship with Centrica and so far, the graduate scheme is living up to expectations Continue reading

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